In diesem internationalen Projekt wird die mittelalterliche skandinavische Skaldendichtung neu ediert.
Die Datenbank umfasst rund 700 digitalisierte Handschriften.
Zum Stöbern gibt es z.B. eine „Stanza of the day“.
Skaldic poetry refers to a type of poetry produced in Scandinavia, particularly Norway, Iceland and other Norwegian settlements, between the 9th and 14th centuries. It is generally attributed to named poets (skalds), composed using highly intricate metrical forms (especially dróttkvætt) and complex poetic diction (especially kennings). The poetry tends to be preserved piecemeal in medieval manuscripts of prose narratives (sagas) and scholarly treatises — although there are significant exceptions to all these generalisations. The Skaldic Project uses a broad definition of the term, as described in the General Introduction in vol. I of the series; there are around 40,000 lines of poetry in the corpus.
The Skaldic Database is an online resource designed to do two things: to make this extremely complex poetry accessible to as wide an audience as possible, and to build the editorial and commentary process into a single interconnected system.
This system allows a seamless transition for the end-user between the material record of the poetry, the poetry itself, and its language, analysis and description. Producing the database has involved a fundamental reconception of textual structures as a relational data model and implementing this model as a networked database with an web interface.https://skaldic.abdn.ac.uk/m.php?p=doc&i=279
In diesem Artikel von Tarrin Wills, dem Database Editor des Projekts, erfahren Sie weitere Informationen zum Projekt.